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Judge Sides With Woman Mauled by Dogs, Awards $132,295 for Injuries


The case focused on whether the woman was trespassing when she stopped her car to investigate a chair the dogs' owner left by the side of the road.

Fired GE Employee Files Age Discrimination Suit


The suit claims a supervisor repeatedly made disparaging remarks about older employees' ages, including call them a "bunch of old men."

Andrew M. Eliot of Broder & Orland in Westport, Connecticut

Dividing Qualified Retirement Plan in Divorce Via a Qualified Domestic Relations Order


As any divorce practitioner will tell you, a well-crafted divorce settlement should specifically address all retirement assets owned by either party to a divorce and, in particular, should contain detailed provisions regarding any QDROs that need to be prepared and submitted to the court for approval.

Connecticut Appellate Court Judge Socrates Mihalakos

Appellate Court Rules Man Rightly Fired for Lying About Jury Duty Cancellation


The decision overturns a Connecticut Superior Court order that found the man was entitled to workers' compensation benefits.

Man Gets Prison for Using Fake Attorney to Scam Veterans


Vietnam veteran John J. Simon Jr. told his victims he could hire an attorney to increase their Social Security or veteran benefits.

Neal Feigenson of Quinnipiac University School of Law

Little-Used Sensory Evidence Tackled in Quinnipiac Associate Dean's Book


Verbal testimony in personal injury and criminal cases can convey to a judge or jury the pain and suffering a plaintiff or victim has endured. But evidence that re-creates the person's subjective experience, in as much sensory richness as possible, seems to be much more dramatic and effective, claims Quinnipiac University School of Law associate dean and professor Neal Feigenson.

Mandatory CLE Improves Access to Justice

Domestic violence protective order proceedings and summary process eviction proceedings are but two examples of cases involving essential human needs in which the majority of low-income parties are unable to afford legal representation. An attorney who has taken a CLE program in either or both of those areas of practice would be in a position to provide pro bono representation to needy litigants on these essential matters.

Connecticut Supreme Court in Hartford.

Court Must Clarify Effect of 'Ostensible Concurrence'

These options grant some certainty to the lingering question: When the majority of the court speaks, are they speaking for the court?

Hartford, Connecticut, Superior Court

Attorney Who 'Stole Often and Much' Disbarred 20 Years


The disbarment marks the second time Craig Larsen, formerly of Craig Larsen Law Offices, has been disciplined for embezzling funds from a client.

Fund Mental Health

Treating mentally ill the same as people accused of crimes has had a catastrophic effect on our justice system: prison overcrowding is, in part, caused by the warehousing of the mentally ill.

Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut

Sandy Hook Plaintiffs' Path to Trial Seen as Uphill

By Robert Storace |

As the Connecticut Supreme Court is expected to begin later this year to hear an appeal from several families whose loved ones were killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre and who are seeking to hold manufacturers of the gun used responsible, legal experts, attorneys and law professors say the plaintiffs have a long, uphill battle.